Jon Wiilde Wants To “Carry On”
On the heels of releasing “Quit Your Job” – his genre-melding anthem for the Great Resignation, Jon Wiilde doubles down on his commitment to pursuing one’s passions with his latest single.
The rambunctious, confident, and fun-filled new banger written, recorded, and produced by Jon Wiilde is a further testament to believing in oneself and having a radical time making the vision come to life. “Carry On” provides zealous introduction to the sonic landscape and kaleidoscopic universe of Wiilde. With bangin’ boom-bap drums, infectious melodies reminiscent of the 2010’s, and face melting guitar solos, it is an encapsulation of the unique perspective this singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist brings to the table in 2023.
When asked about the meaning behind the single, Wiilde shared, “’Carry On’ is faith in the process. A lot of music today is here today gone tomorrow, but the music that flows through and resonates is here to last. Every day is a practice in being alive and living in a true state of artistry. Finding the awe in the obvious, and translating each kick drum, key pluck, and soul sample into a reflection of the present moment. The present is all we have, and all we’ll ever know. Faith in this process is confidence in life and the journey itself.”
He adds, “That’s why when ‘Carry On’ plays you feel the conviction. You feel the energy of ‘don’t fuck with me this is here to stay.’ This ain’t for vanity or clout, this is for the love of music and the journey itself. No matter what car you drive, or drug you take, the art itself is a reflection of the individual. When it rings true to self it rings true to others. Truth has a funny undeniability to it.”
Directed by Mitchell Harris, the music video for “Carry On” is a comedic take on buddy-cop shows from the 1970’s, with a nod to the cinematic masterpiece that is Beastie Boys “Sabotage”. The visual follows two renegade cops as they kick ass and take names busting criminals around Los Angeles. It’s chaotic and hilarious, making for a wildly entertaining video fans will want to watch over and over.